The Bible Reading Plan

Readings for March 16:

First, from Genesis Chapter 42 verse 35 to Chapter 43 verse 10. Follow that by reading from 1 Samuel Chapter 23 verse 19 to Chapter 24 verse 15. The third part is 2 Chronicles Chapter 20 verses 5 to 19; and lastly Mark Chapter 14 verses 32 to 52

You can read the passages below. If you're looking to read for a different day or want to use your own Bible, then here’s the entire year’s plan as a list. Enjoy!

Section 1

Genesis Chapter 42

35It happened as they emptied their sacks, that behold, each man's bundle of money was in his sack. When they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid. 36Jacob, their father, said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children! Joseph is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin away. All these things are against me." 37Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "Kill my two sons, if I don't bring him to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him to you again." 38He said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left. If harm happens to him along the way in which you go, then you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol."

Genesis Chapter 43

1The famine was severe in the land. 2It happened, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little more food." 3Judah spoke to him, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, saying, 'You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.' 4If you'll send our brother with us, we'll go down and buy you food, 5but if you'll not send him, we'll not go down, for the man said to us, 'You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.'" 6Israel said, "Why did you treat me so badly, telling the man that you had another brother?" 7They said, "The man asked directly concerning ourselves, and concerning our relatives, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' We just answered his questions. Is there any way we could know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down?" 8Judah said to Israel, his father, "Send the boy with me, and we'll get up and go, so that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones. 9I'll be collateral for him. From my hand will you require him. If I don't bring him to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever, 10for if we hadn't delayed, surely we would have returned a second time by now."

Section 2

1 Samuel Chapter 23

19Then the Ziphites came up to Saul to Gibeah, saying, "Doesn't David hide himself with us in the strongholds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of the desert? 20Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand." 21Saul said, "You are blessed by TheIAM (Yahweh) ; for you have had compassion on me. 22Please go make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, [and] who has seen him there; for it is told me that he deals very subtly. 23See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hides himself, and come again to me with certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall happen, if he is in the land, that I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah." 24They arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah on the south of the desert. 25Saul and his men went to seek him. When David was told, he went down to the rock, and stayed in the wilderness of Maon. When Saul heard [that], he pursued (Radaph) after David in the wilderness of Maon. 26Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men surrounded David and his men to take them. 27But a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Hurry and come; for the Philistines have made a raid on the land!" 28So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela Hammahlekoth. 29David went up from there, and lived in the strongholds of En Gedi.

1 Samuel Chapter 24

1It happened, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of En Gedi." 2Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men on the rocks of the wild goats. 3He came to the sheep pens by the way, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were abiding in the innermost parts of the cave. 4The men of David said to him, "Behold, the day of which TheIAM (Yahweh) said to you, 'Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it shall seem good to you.'" Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe secretly. 5It happened afterward, that David's heart struck him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt. 6He said to his men, "TheIAM (Yahweh) forbid that I should do this thing to my lord (Adon) , TheIAM (Yahweh) 's anointed (mashiach) , to put forth my hand against him, since he is TheIAM (Yahweh) 's anointed (mashiach) ." 7So David checked his men with these words, and didn't allow them to rise against Saul. Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way. 8David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, "My lord (Adon) the king!" When Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth, and did obeisance. 9David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks your hurt?' 10Behold, this day your eyes have seen how that TheIAM (Yahweh) had delivered you today into my hand in the cave. Some urged me to kill you; but I spared you; and I said, I will not put forth my hand against my lord (Adon) ; for he is TheIAM (Yahweh) 's anointed (mashiach) . 11Moreover, my father, behold, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand; for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and didn't kill you, know and see that there is neither evil nor disobedience in my hand, and I have not sinned against you, though you hunt for my life to take it. 12May TheIAM (Yahweh) judge between me and you, and may TheIAM (Yahweh) avenge me of you; but my hand shall not be on you. 13As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness;' but my hand shall not be on you. 14Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom do you pursue (Radaph) ? A dead dog? A flea? 15May TheIAM (Yahweh) therefore be judge, and give sentence between me and you, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of your hand."

Section 3

2 Chronicles Chapter 20

5Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , before the new court; 6and he said, "TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of our fathers, aren't you God (Elohim) in heaven? Aren't you ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in your hand, so that no one is able to withstand you. 7Didn't you, our God (Elohim) , drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it to the seed of Abraham your friend forever? 8They lived in it, and have built you a sanctuary in it for your name, saying, 9'If evil comes on us - the sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine - we will stand before this house, and before you, (for your name is in this house), and cry to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.' 10Now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom you would not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned aside from them, and didn't destroy them; 11behold, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit. 12Our God (Elohim) , will you not judge them? For we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither know we what to do, but our eyes are on you." 13All Judah stood before TheIAM (Yahweh) , with their little ones, their wives, and their children. 14Then the Spirit of TheIAM (Yahweh) came on Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, the Levite, of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly; 15and he said, "Listen, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphat. Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) to you, 'Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God (Elohim) 's. 16Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they are coming up by the ascent of Ziz. You shall find them at the end of the valley, before the wilderness of Jeruel. 17You will not need to fight this battle. Set yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of TheIAM (Yahweh) with you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Don't be afraid, nor be dismayed. Go out against them tomorrow, for TheIAM (Yahweh) is with you.'" 18Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before TheIAM (Yahweh) , worshipping TheIAM (Yahweh) . 19The Levites, of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites, stood up to praise TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, with an exceeding loud voice.

Section 4

Mark Chapter 14

32They came to a place which was named Gethsemane. He said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I pray." 33He took with him Peter, James, and John, and began to be greatly troubled and distressed. 34He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch." 35He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him. 36He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Please remove this cup from me. However, not what I desire, but what you desire." 37He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you watch one hour? 38Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." 39Again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words. 40Again he returned, and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they didn't know what to answer him. 41He came the third time, and said to them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough. The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42Arise, let us be going. Behold, he who betrays me is at hand." 43Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came - and with him a multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. 44Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, "Whoever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely." 45When he had come, immediately he came to him, and said, "Rabbi! Rabbi!" and kissed him. 46They laid their hands on him, and seized him. 47But a certain one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. 48Jesus answered them, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me? 49I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you didn't arrest me. But this is so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled." 50They all left him, and fled. 51A certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around himself, over his naked body. The young men grabbed him, 52but he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.